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Hutchinson, Amy Joy; Yates, Gregory C. R. – Educational Psychology, 2008
In this project, 72 middle school students responded to a questionnaire tapping three aspects of perfectionism: self-striving, socially-prescribed perfectionism, and concern for mistakes. Their mothers completed a questionnaire assessing goal expression along three dimensions defined as direct expectations (e.g., "I set high standards for my…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Student Characteristics, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students
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Phan, Huy P. – Educational Psychology, 2007
This study examined the causal and mediating relations between students' learning approaches, self-efficacy beliefs, stages of reflective thinking, and academic performance. Second-year undergraduate students (n = 241; 118 females, 123 males) in the South Pacific were administered the revised version of Biggs' Study Process Questionnaire, the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement